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landing

[lan-ding] /ˈlæn dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that lands:
The pilot brought his plane in for a landing.
2.
a place where persons or goods are landed, as from a ship:
The boat moored at the landing.
3.
Architecture.
  1. a platform between flights of stairs.
  2. the floor at the head or foot of a flight of stairs.
4.
Shipbuilding.
  1. the overlap of two plates or planks, as in a clinker-built shell.
  2. the distance between the center of a rivet hole and the edge of the plate or shape into which it is cut.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see land, -ing1
Related forms
postlanding, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for post landing

landing

/ˈlændɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the act of coming to land, esp after a flight or sea voyage
  2. (as modifier): landing place
2.
a place of disembarkation
3.
the floor area at the top of a flight of stairs or between two flights of stairs
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Word Origin and History for post landing

landing

n.

c.1600, place for boats; of stairs, first attested 1789; from present participle of land (v.1).

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